Added: 25 May 2012 2012-05-18-egypt-nasser-32.mp4 Tahia Abdel Nasser of the American University in Cairo analyses Egyptian poetry from the 2011 revolution and its role as archive and political site. Series: The Egyptian Revolution, One Year On http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/panel-3-language-revolution-poetry-archive-egypts-revolution-and-archival-poetics
POETRY/TRANSLATION/FILM – POÉSIE/TRADUCTION/FILM PoeTransFi 18-19 June 2015 EMMA, Paul Valéry University, Montpellier, France Please click HERE to download the CFP in PDF format. Scroll down for French version. The aim of this conference, which could also be entitled “The film as poem, the poem as film: A spectrum of translations”, is to revisit the inter-relations between poetry and film, envisaged under the angle of translation, in a broad sense of the term.
Photo: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) By Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press Staff Writer 17 September 2014 The 2014 MacArthur Fellows — so-called genius grants — were announced Wednesday morning. One University of Michigan professor is joining a rare class of creative individuals today: Khaled Mattawa is among 21 people from around the country named as 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellows. In the academic world, the award is known as the "
M. Lynx Qualey Fourteen hundred years ago and more, the poet-prince Imru’ al-Qais was banished by his father. The king exiled his son, or so the legend goes, in part because of the prince’s poetry. Thus it was that, when the king was killed by a group of his subjects, al-Qais was traveling with friends. Al-Qais returned to avenge his father’s death, but afterward spent the rest of his life in exile, fleeing from place to place, writing poetry and seeking support to regain his father’s throne.
Deadline: August 31st, 2014 Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the inaugural Gulf Coast Translation Prize. In 2014, the contest is open to poetry in translation. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. All entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. This year’s contest will be judged by Jen Hofer.
July 29, 2014 Nathalie Handal Gaza Once in a tiny strip dark holes swallowed hearts and one child told another withdraw your breath whenever the night wind is no longer a land of dreams The Gazans I died before I lived I lived once in a grave now I’m told it’s not big enough to hold all of my deaths Tiny Feet A mother looks at another— a sea of small bodies burnt or decapitated around them— and asks, How do we mourn this?
Michael Rosen Thursday 24 July 2014 Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza (Guardian 24.07.14) Don't mention the children. Don't name the dead children. The people must not know the name of the dead children. The names of the children must be hidden. The children must be nameless. The children must leave this world having no names. No one must know the names of the dead children.